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Video Of Mob Violence From Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan Falsely Linked To Manipur Violence: Fact-Check 

As a response to a post on Manipur, a sensitive video depicting a man abusing a few young men inside a hostel room was uploaded. The video was presented like it deals with Manipur violence.

@ginsheiKUKI tweeted “What about this ..this a recent footage of how meitei treat other community” on May 20, 2024.

Several other accounts, including @KhongsaiSam made the same claim that a man has assaulted few young men inside a hostel room, which has been depicted as the Manipur violence. The archive can be read from above.

What is the Actual Truth About this Incident? : Fact

The truth is that Manipur has nothing to do with this video. This footage, according to media coverage, comes from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, where locals beat up international students—mostly Pakistani and Bangladeshi—after a fight broke out between Kyrgyz and Egyptian students. Manipur is unrelated to the video. So, the claim that the video is being linked to Manipur violence, where a man was seen assaulting few young men inside a hostel room is not true at all. The video was uploaded in Youtube on May 19, 2024.

D-Intent’s Fact-Checking Results:

Intent:

Propagandists are circulating sensitive videos from Bishkek violence claiming to be from Manipur to set their narrative to fuel the unrest. A sensitive video that shows a man is assaulting few young men inside a hostel room has been shared while reacting to a Manipur related post & projected as it is from Manipur violence. The truth is, this video has nothing to do with Manipur. According to media reports, this footage is from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, where international students (mostly Pakistanis and Bangladeshis) were beaten up by locals following a brawl between Kyrgyz and Egyptian students. This video has nothing to do with Manipur.

Conclusion:

Fact : Fact is that this video has nothing to do with Manipur. According to media coverage this video is from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan where international students (Mostly Pakistanis and Bangladeshis) were beaten up by locals after a fight between Kyrgyz and Egyptian students. The video has nothing to do with Manipur.

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